As a Michelin-starred chef, Gordon Ramsay is far from a picky eater.

In fact, there are very few foods the 50-year-old father-of-four is averse to trying at least once.

But there is one type of dish the cursing Hell's Kitchen star says he would never eat - and when you read his reasons why, you may never have it again either.

Ramsay, who owns dozens of restaurants and fronts The F Word, told Refinery 29 he would never eat aeroplane food under any circumstances.

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The revelation is somewhat ironic considering Ramsay owns a restaurant in Heathrow's Terminal 5 called Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food.

But the renowned chef has said that though he loves to tuck into a hearty meal before flying, he hates eating food served to passengers in the air.

"There's no ****ing way I eat on planes," he said.

"I worked for airlines for 10 years, so I know where this food's been and where it goes, and how long it took before it got on board."

Ramsay was referring to his time spent as a culinary adviser for Singapore Airlines to help them create its in-flight menu.

He worked for the company for about a decade, and in-flight meals under his tenure included pan-seared salmon escalopes, and tender rib eye steaks in red wine sauce.

Instead of eating on board, Ramsay tries to dine before he flies - either at his own restaurant if flying out of Heathrow, or with a 'light' snack at an Italian bar if not.

"A nice selection of Italian meats, a little glass of red wines, some sliced apples or pears with some parmesan cheese, I'm like a pig in ****," he revealed, characteristically swearing.